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LA GRANDE, TOION COUNTY, OREGON.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1911.
BLATT AND CONVERSE'S ARREST
OX AMERICAN SOIL WOULD.
THEIR FREEDOM HI
ROCKEFELLER GETS PIE.
Check for $4,050X00X0 Is His Share of
' Meiiou . Catting. 1
Augusta, Ga., March 15. With a
check for M.050,000.00 In hta pocket,
John D. , Rockefeller wa one of the
earliest at the golf link today. The
check, arrived by this morning's jn all
and was his share of the dividends of
the Standard Oil company. He felt
like ; a two-year-old, he said, ' as he
teecLhls balb ' w, I
Men Have Been Released Maps of
the Northern Part of Mexico Being
Prepared by Government Officials
First Division Detailed to Virions
Plans' for Ecnmenlcal'fonference. ;
' Toronto,' On W March 15. Thor tii
the great Ecumenical Methodist con
ference, to be' held In Toronto .next
fall is still Six months distant the lo
cal arrangements for' the ; reception
and entertainment of, the visitors are
already well under way. The attend
ance will Include about five hundred of
the world's most prominent Metho
dists, representing Great Britain, Aus
tralia New. Zealand, India,' South Af
rica, Canada and the United States.
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SHOOTING OCCURS ON PLATFORM
AT WASUTUCNA AFTER v
MIDNIGHT; . s - :
FOUR PAIRS OF TROUSERS TAX.
EN FROM LOCAL STORE IX
BROAD DAYLIGHT. V
LOKG CHASE IS THRILUHS
BIG ROADS FINED.
Roads Pleaded Gnllty to Rebating and
Sustnta Big Fines Each.
Buffalo, March 15. The New York
Central was "fined 135.000 and the
Pennsylvania $20,000 -In the Uriited
States district court today.; The roads
pleaded guilty to rebating. The 'case
Involves "the Standard Oil In connec
tion with a shipment of oil four years
ago. The Standard Oil has already
paid a $20,000 flnec , '
' Washington, March '16. Some iper
sons profess to believe that positive
statements made by Secretary of State
Knox that the American youths Blatt
and Converse, now Imprisoned In
Juarez, as spies, were captured on
American soil and equally 'positive
statements by Mexican officials that
they were captured on Mexican soil,
may offer the United States cause for
Intervention. , i
.'According to thj International pro-j
cedure, the Mexican stand would Jus-1
tlfy pushing 'American troops over the
frontier,'- It Is pointed out that this
would enable the United States ; to
force the Japan: se question .to an sl
aue and prevent,thej Mexicans favor
ing Japan to secure power.
Mexicans Express Ignorance. ; ' '
, El Paso, March 15. Mexican offi
cials have not recdvd any Informa
tion concerning the release "of Con
verse and Blatt, Imprisoned at Jaur-
ez. it is nenevea negouauons - win
renulre a week's time but friends
think they will be freed. .
House Collapses on Workman. .
. Seattle. March 15. Knute Daviand
a workmen, was crushed to death, and
five Injured by flying timber today, as
a house being1 raised collapsed., Dav
iand was ! under tha house and tUa
others, Including Mrs. John : Meyer,
the owner, were Inside, . ' ;
Imm no m d "eat" His Way to
Washtucna on North Bank Eoad,
' Shoots and Kills Engineer on Train
' , Carrying Him In Nothing Knoln
' Here of the Cause Engineer . TVas
Pulling No. S Into Portland.
- San Antonio, March 15. Eight and
a half days since the order for mobi
lization . was Issued,, the entire firs:
division of the United States army
was encamped and completed today.
Arrivals of the night cavalry complet
ed the division and skeleton divisions
are being filled by raw recruits arriv
ing, hourly. . .
It Is reported that General Carter
Is preparing to entratn the division
for points-along the Rio Grande dur
lng the week. The map department Is
preparing Tnllltary maps of .northern
Mexico, according -to Washington ad
vices, which leads the opinion that
maps wll be sent to Carter.
SATA FE HAS COLLISION.
One Killed and Twenty Injnrpd, It Is
Reiorted from Glendora.
San Bernardino, March 15. One
man' Is reported killed, and 20 Injured
In a head on collision between the
Santa Fe passengers Nos. 41 and 42
near, Glendora this forenoon.
Los Aneeles. March 13. A relief
train has been dispatched to Glen
dora with physicians and nurses. "
CRITICIZES GERMANY AND AD
MITS AMERICA S RIGHTS.
An unknown tramp shot and in
stantly killed Engineer Lowe on the
Seattle, Portland & Spokane (North
Bank) train at Washtucna, Wash- at
12:30 this morning, according to mea
ger advices ' received here today, acd
then made his escape. ; .
The tramp had ridden on lie tame
of the engine Into Washtucna urid tS
the engineer climbed out nf his cab
Can See Where . American Interests
Demand Protection In Mexico.
Toklo, March 15. Recognizing that
the Uriited States' Interests ln,Mxico
Justify American mobilization of
troops, the Asah, a leading ne wspa
per. of Toklo, today editorially de
plores that Germany Is the' sources
of Interviews on the estrangement of
America, Japan and England. The pa.
per severely criticizes the seml-offl
clal German press agency, the Well
Correspondenz," for publication of an
antl-Jupantse news Item and intimat
ing the existence of secret alliances
between Japan and Mexico. It Is be
lieved the Asaht article was officially
Inspired. ' :
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GERMAN WRITER PESSIMISTIC
:'- Northwestern Clay Association.
Minneapolis. Minn.. March 15. The
Northwestern Clay " association began
Its annual convention at the Hotel
ttaaisson in tnis city -, toaay witn a
Jarge atts ndance" of brick and clay
manufArtlirftr frnm Wi'
Thf ITiaod from II a Is ten Store, and Sputh Dakota and Minnesota. Sev
Throngn Koundhoose, Across North jerai noted experts In ceramics will
La Grande and Lost In Brush Near I address the sessions; which will con-
Elver Klrkuatrlck Flashes an t'n. tinue over tomorrow
loaded Gun but Bluff Is Not Suffi
cient to Stop Thief. -W1 ': ;U
PLOT TO ASV.SMN'ATF JIPANESE
' GOVERNOR !' KORKV FEUS
I TRATED KAR'Y TO HAY.
fiF.IERIGftN RISKS ' f:EGK
Iowa Odd Fellows Meet. l5 i l -
Des Molnts. Ia.i March 15. Tn r.
Chased . a zig rag route tor more Uonsft t0 the cal, of Grand AIaBter
than two mllis by impromptu .and Ring of Cedar Rapids, the members of
mounted police, a thief known to 1- the Iowa grand lodge of I. O. O. F. as
cal police, as V fellow Just off from ambled In special session here today
Kelley's Butte, Is free today after hav
ing first stolen four, pair 8 of trousers
from the Tony & Scranton store this
morning during one of thi boldest
daylight robberies that have come to
the attention of the local police In
and was standing on the plant x-ta at I many months.:;:T;?.i..r.:',':;:!-,'). ';,.r";':
the station, he was shot dovn without The trousers were stolen by a clev
warning,, It Is not known here whether rusa and a few moments afterward
er the men had come to vro'k prevl-la chase tnatwas gruelling, thrilling
ously or hot - . . I and hair raising in the extreme, ha.d
While the fellow to at lar.p, the O. commenced, only to end In the fugi
W detectives have fairly good descrip- tlve hiding In the heavy underbrush
tions of the man, It being said that he I along th j river bank not far from the
is about five feet six Inches tall, nlssu,ear factory and while his pursuers
weight about 150 or 160 uonds: l.a.1 were searching, for him there, eluded!
light bushy hair and wore i dark o'- them by making on farther down the
ercoat at the tme, ''-'Z-V vS river. The trousers r which; he had
trt vote on the question Of " ; Rasing
the appropriation for th . it.l'ows'
homo to hA hiillt at Vv, '"v
GARRISON AT MEXICALI HEADS
SOUTHWARD THIS MORSlNG.
American Troops Prepare to Suppress
r , Disorder at. San Dkgo. ; .'
O.-W. Det'j-;t'.V' Woods wha vas lnlstolin are still In the possession of
matters was hmrledlv called tn Port. O.aW. round house when ' the fueltlve rHn:'"
w - I rff WAH Hff AvInnM ' a.. 1 . J
land where JumvW take a hail In run- was covered by a revolver in' thfia,a'UKf" m
nlng the miulrer dcw.i. hands' of Karl Kirkpatrlck-the gunl . T fTl. s v
As far as j:a found t today I was t i-mpt andf Ineffective, for , J tjje
the shooting U a its? of uno.v cent-1 biuif nt t9 the thief. :
ed coldb!oodod'P3i Lowe u the cn- Commenced Early This Morning. . '
glneer on Ni.' , I wded fa? Po.-rfiuidJ . The fracas commenced pearly this
pected to reach Tla Juana from .En
stnada today. ( General Tasker .Bliss
commanding the,'Amerlcan troops, has
strengthened the' American forces . at
on the North Hank and the' sh..Ktlng morning when Claude scranton, Junior u"?'"c' -.u
occurred imn ,dU&y after the. rl member of the firm; had come to work. eres s " e Mexicans and Insufrec
had come to V'tndstlll it Washtu'c lTwo customers entered and one of the
n a on 4Ti a ii inn Viil to I 1 I man aclrail t una aVinaa WhllA ft
from the engne. a...' -vas shoi'Jr.m Scranton was waiting on him In the L 1 exjca ' "arch, ?5-ft v"ig,n
. ..u .v ... .. .... ... .... their dest nation General Bertholdand
a dark come. )l the engine tended
Wholesale Arrests Alrendj Mado nnd
More May Follow Soipertn III Be
Tried and If Found Guilty mil Be
Executed Plan Was - to Dynamite
. Train on Which the Governor W'a
Traveling to SeonL
Seoul,. Korea, Marclj 15. A plot to
cssasslnate Former Wai1 Minister' Sa
Ike Tirauchl, now 'Japanese governor
of Korea, by dynamiting the train on
which he wHs traveling was frustrat
ed through an American missionary
who warned the minister a few hours '
previous, today. .
Forty Koreans have been arrested
and will be executed If ,convlcted,(The
trials will take place Immediately. The
police arrested A N. Ming Kenx as
ring leader. He to a cousin of An
Chung Ken assassin of the late Prince
Ito who was resident general of Korea
Japanese admitted the plot was well
laid and would have succeeded but
for. the missionary who risked his life
to expose It. Further arrests will be
difficult as the plotters have fled into
Russian .territory,; Perhaps Russia
will -b asked to aid In .apprehending
them. . '; . jt ....i. ,-... .Si 2 ' '.
ROOSEVELT LEAYES EL PASO;
BERRY GIVEN OHE
YEAR IN III
PLEADS GUILTY TO THE CHARGE
OF WIFE BEATING.
Trial Set for This Week Removed by
Plea of Guilty Filed Today.'
Points Out Reasons for Japanese Ag
. gressiveness in War Lines.
Berlin, March 15--Count Ernest On
ers ventlow, a noted military writer of
Germany declared today that 'the Am
erican naval base constructed In the
Philippines In an Intolerable menace
to' Japan. Supremacy In water of the
far east Is necessary to Japan,
and realizing this her statesmen are
preparing to strike soon, probably be
fore the canal Is constructed.
In summing up his essay the count
gave advance proofs to the United
Pres3 papers today, said ."It is not
denied, even by the skeptical, that Ja
pan Is pr: paring for aggressive war
with the United States. The main 6b
ject of the Russian war was' not an
nexation of territory but to prevent
permanent Russian occupation . of
Korea, Kwantung and Port Arthur.
Leading Japanese art convinced that
.Tnpan as a great power cannot exist
unless she is navally supreme in, the
Pacific. America Is hpr rival. . The
Japanese conquest plans to provide
for a seizure of all American Island
possessions In the Pacific. -Thus.Ja
pan would create a permanent akant
age to herself." . f
Men Who Once Rode Behind Him Are
Escorts to the Colonel Today.
GIVE US A
108 ELM ST.
El Paso, March 15. Leaving all
questions of maneuvers behind Colo
nel Roosevelt today left for Albu
querque, after a busy three hours
In El Paso. The delegation of former rear
stuffed four pair of expensie trous
ers under his overcoat, but was dis
covered by Scranton as he was about
to leave the store. A short chase fol
lowed but Mr. Scranton returned and
put thf police on the trail. In the
few. minutes' time Intervening, the
fellow hid himself temporarily, but
was discovered by Karl Klrkpatrlck.
an employe of the Halsten store, as h;
tried to cache the stolen goods in the
of - the Masterson blarksmtth
Leyva with a greater part of .the In
surgent garrison left ; Mexicali this
morning headed toward the south.'
rough riders escorted him to his des- shop. Seizing a revolver which he
tlnatlon where the rough riders reun- knew to be without shells, KIrkpat
ion Is under way, and where he will
Noted Men Congratulate Weston.
Ne,w York, March 15. On the occa-.
slon of his 73rd birthday anniversary
today Edward Payson Weston, the fa
mous pedestrian, reecived messages
of greeting and -good wishes from
Henry Clews, Stuyvesant Fish, Wil
liam Nelson Cromwell, Nathan Straus,
CoK William Jay and a host of other
' Hooser ' Ttam to Begin ' Practice.
:. Indianapolis, Ind., ...March 15. The .
players who will "strati to bring the
American association pennant back to
Indianapolis reported here today for
spring practice., Under the watchful
eye of Maflager Jlmmle Burke the In
dians will do their training at Wash
ington park in company with the
Springfield team of 'the Ohio State
league,' where Owner Watkins of the
Indianapolis clu now holds a fran
chise. Early in April the Indianapolis
club will engage in a series of exhibi
tion games here with the New York,
Detroit and Chicago teams of the Am
erican league. . , '
be. a guest.
El Paso, Texas, March 1?. Col.
Theodore Roosevelt spent two busy
hours In El Paso this morning, arriv
ing In the city from Dallas at half-
past seven and departing at 9:45 for
Albuauernue. Many Mexicans from
across the International border Joined
in the enthusiastic demonstration In
honor of, the former president of the
Upited States. '
NASHVILLE BHLDING COLLAPSES
Three Killed nnd Five Dying as Re.
suit of Disaster to Building.
, . Tournament at PInehnrst V. . "
k,Plnehurat."N. C March 15. A nota-
i ble field of golf experts participated in
9 the opening rounds; today of the an
I'jnual chatmlonshin tournament of the
wWnehurst Country club. ' The tourna
apient serves as a prelude to the an
tnnal unlt:d north and south amateur
fj championship.; which, will be played
(over the Plnehurst links next week.
1 beginning Mondiy and continuing un-
jtll Friday. - i
rick aimed to bluff the fellow Into
surrender. By that time the .thief was em,nent New Yorkers whom he num
making for the round house and Kirk- bers among his 'friends and acquaint
Patrick got close enough to him as he ances.
was about to enter thi north' en- Weston was born . in Providence. R
trance to the round home to make L. -73 years ago today. His first feat
hlmBelf heard. When ordered to halt, of pedestrlanlsm was a walk from
he dropped the stolen trousers and Boston to Washington, In .1861, to at
overcoat which he carried,-and dashed tend the first inauguration of Presl
through the round house, Klrkpatrlck dent .Lincoln , His real career as
In hot pursuit. Zig zagging 1n and professional began In 1867, when he
about, keeping buildings between him walked from Portland, Me., to Chl
1 his pursuer, the fellow! raced cago. His last and greatest achiev-
hmugh North La Grande. Poundmas- ment ; was a transcontinental walk,
tnr Farris was sent out on 'horseback accomplished in the early part of last
Albuquernue, N. M., Marcn 15. Mrs. '.-m h'-wlouarfrs by Chief of Police year when he was past 70 years of
Theodore 'RooHeviR, Miss Ethel Roose Walden, but when 'he "overtook the age. He started from Los Angeks on
velt ' and her friend,--Miss Cornelia race, the thief had passed some men Feb. 1 and arrived in. New York on
!-andori of New York,' are In Albu- feeding stock at the sugar factory, May 3, completing the transcontlnen
oueraue awaltlnit the arrival of Colo- Guided by thfm the police and Kirk-1 tal Journey, of 3,483 miles in 77 walk-
nel Roosevelt tonight. The'tntlre par- patrlck followed the trail to the heavy lng days, a feat without parallel in the
ty are to accompany the" ex-president I underbrush where they lost it; and In annals of ped;strlanfsm.
on his trip to the grand canyon to-1 the search the man gained a lead and
morrow and will also attend the open-1 where no amount of s arch could un-
ing of 'the Roosevelt dam In Arizona cover him. - i
n'.Tit Saturday. The'ladles of the par- His partner, who bought the shoes,
ty' will then proceed "to Santa Bar- disappeared while the search was on
baraV where Col. Roosevelt -will Join for the Teal thief
Nashville, Tenn., March 15. Three
are dead, and five are dying, and at
least 13 are believed to be buried un
der, the walls of G. H. Falls Hardware
company's building which collapsed
this afternoon while workmen were
clearing th? ruins caused recently
wheri the bulldlng was gutted by Are.
; FIRE IN MILWAUKEE.
Illlti Lumbering Concern Loses Great
Sum in Conflagration. , :.
AT DALLES -
PROMINENT , REALTY DEALER
AND WOMAN KILLED.
T'yi- y.-' K
Tosltlon Indicate lie Was Carrying
Woman to Safety When He Fell.
them later for the homeward Journey.
' ' ' Bapama May Annex.-':'
Montreal,. March 15. A private ca
ble'recelved here states that the legis
lature of Bapama has -voted -to op n
negotiations for . annexation to Can
Lonlsvllle Aniomoblle Show.
LcttlsvPlr. Ky., March 15 The larg
est automobile show ever held In this
city onened in the First Regiment
armory today under the auspices of
the Louisville Automobile Dealers' .as
sociation.' in u luiiai r
; .Milwaukee,, March 15. Fire today
d stroyed the entire 'stock of the M.
Hilts Lumber company, consuming
10,000,000 feet of lumber valued at
$300,000. The flames threatened the
Menominee valley, a manufacturing
suburb. Fireman Frank , Clark fell
from a ladder and Is dying.
The Dalles, March 15. Edwarl
Chessbro, a prominent realty dealer of
this city and a woman known as Ani
ta Berry, a recent arrival from Aber
deen,, Wash., were burned to death
this morning In a Are which destroyed
house No. 4 In the restricted district.
.The positions of the bodies In the
room Indicated that he was trying to
carry the woman to safety when over
come. Firemen did not know, they
wore in the house until the fire was